Sunday, September 6, 2015
Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin
Rose, who is in 5th grade has high functioning autism. As she tells her story, she shares her obsession with homophones and prime numbers and we see how turning to those is a coping skill for her. We follow her story as she searches for her dog who disappears after a hurricane and begins to make friends with other children. I think that children who read this may be able to empathize more with their classmates who function differently the way Rose does. The story is interesting and is well-written and should be appealing to 4th - 6th grade students and others. I received this book free to review from Netgalley.